Influenza

  • Influenza

  • Influenza.

    • It is a disease caused by the Influenza virus. It is common in people of all ages. It is found for most of the year, but it is very common in the winter. Some years may experience a locus outbreak and is the leading cause of acute fever symptoms.
    • Doctors usually diagnose patients with heatstroke for a few days.
    • Without any other symptoms, it was clearly the flu.
    • Sometimes the infection may spread to the lungs, causing pneumonia. Patients will experience high fever, headaches, body aches and muscle aches.

    Contact of the disease.

    • Influenza infections that are present in the patient's nose, saliva or throat are easily transmitted by the respiratory tract from coughing or sneezing.
    • The infection enters the TAT through the mouth and mucous membranes, touching the phlegm of the patient with a glass of water. or hand contact that is contaminated with germs The duration of contact with other people is 1 day before onset of symptoms, 5 days after onset of symptoms.
    • The baby may have been infected six days before the symptoms started, and it can last for 10 days.
    • In each occurrence of the disease, a species may be transitioned in rotation, causing a large outbreak and the name of the epidemic.

    Flu symptoms.

    • Have a high fever, fever.
    • Have chills.
    • There is a lot of muscle aches. especially on the back, upper arms, thighs.
    • Headaches, weakness and loss of appetite.
    • Have a stuffy nose, clear mucus.
    • Have a dry cough.
    • There is constipation, but some people may not have nasal congestion or a cold at all.
    • It is noted that Influenza usually has relatively few symptoms of the common cold, such as stuffy nose, runny nose, coughing, sneezing. Unlike the common cold, these symptoms are more common.
    • A fever usually lasts for 2-4 days and then gradually subsides.
    • Coughing and fatigue may persist for 1 to 4 weeks, although some other symptoms have cleared after the flu. Then there may be dizziness, motion sickness, seasickness due to inflammation of the balance organs in the inner ear. This usually goes away on its own in 3 – 5 days.

    Care advice.

    This disease is not considered a serious disease. Most provide symptomatic care. and will heal on its own within 3-5 days, with the following methods.

    • Get some sleep. You shouldn't exercise.
    • Drink mineral salt water or fruit juice until you piss in a clear urine. You should not drink too much water because you may lack mineral salt.
    • Treat as symptoms. If you have a fever, use a towel to wipe your body. If the fever does not reduce, take a fever reducer such as paracetamol, do not use aspirin, especially in children under 12 years of age because it may cause other serious symptoms.
    • If you take the medicine and you don't get better, you should go to the doctor and not buy the medicine yourself.
    • In people with sore throats, one cup of water may be used to mix a spoonful of salt. Don't order a strong snot, it may cause the infection to spread.
    • During the epidemic, avoid using public phones together when coughing or sneezing, using handkerchiefs or covering your mouth and nose.

    Inquiries can be made at.

    • Internal Medicine Center (Building 2), G Floor Tel.02-530-2013 ext. 2010,2020